Marvin and Ardis Sutter Fund


At the end of 2013 we had identified some significant needs in our nearly 100 year-old museum building. Suddenly on January 3, 2014 we received a humble envelope with a handwritten note and a generous check from the Sutter family of Blooming Grove Township. They asked that we continue to preserve the history of Blooming Grove Twp., as well as the history of the Schuette, Saufferer and Sutter families; and in talking with Ardis Sutter, she said she had read about our museum building’s needs. Half the donation was set aside for the roof replacement and half was directed to the Waseca Area Foundation to form the Marvin and Ardis Sutter Fund to benefit WCHS. It turned out to be enough for the roof, as well as protecting our stained glass windows with restored original glass storm windows.  This work was accomplished just in the nick of time, so that we could move forward with the implementation of the Timeline & Unique Stories exhibits in 2015. By the way, we received significant Legacy grants to fully fund the new exhibit. Nice timing!